A 40-year-old member asked:
please tell me, could we brush teeth 3 times a day:morning afternoon night?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes: That would be ideal. Brush and floss after meals. Also watch what you eat and avoid refined sugars and sticky starchy foods that contribute to cavities.
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Pain Management 36 years experience
Of course: However, it's not about how often you brush, it's about how well you brush.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I brush my teeth two or three times a day and they are still yellow. What to do?
5 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Whitening strips: I am not a dentist, but here is what works for me. Be sure to get regular cleanings at the dentist. Avoid cola, tea and coffee. Avoid blueberries. Floss every day. Do not brush too hard or you may damage your teeth and gums. Over the counter whitening strips can help remove the yellow color. Use as directed.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Does drinking a cup of coffee a day make your teeth yellow? How much is too much?
5 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NO: Brush your teeth or rinse with water after coffee if you are still concerned.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How bad is it to brush your teeth 10-20 times a day?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 35 years experience
Why not cut back: 3x/day is sufficient...If you feel that you're having bad breath issues, there are products that can help. Also, be certain to floss to remove bacteria between teeth.
Generally, brushing too much/frequently/hard can damage the enamel along the gumline.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it important to brush your teeth twice a day or after every meal?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
After every meal: I am sure you have heard it before, you should always bruch and floss after every meal. New studies show that it is best to wait a half an hour after you eat to brush and floss.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Could having TMJ cause my teeth to grind during the day time?
5 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
LIkely the other way: It is more than likely that your grinding is exacerbating your tmj. Would be worth your while to look into solutions for your TMJ by speaking with a dentist or ent. Good luck!
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Last updated Jul 25, 2015
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